Offensive tackle George Brown has enrolled at Miami and is cleared to practice, the school announced Wednesday evening.
Brown, a 6-foot-7, 283-pound redshirt freshman, must sit out 2016 because of NCAA rules. Beginning in 2017, he will have three years of eligibility.
He left LSU after participating in spring drills and arrived in Miami last week.
Brown was ranked as high as No. 199 overall in the 2015 recruiting class by Rivals, which rated him a four-star prospect and the No. 16 offensive tackle. ESPN, 247Sports and Scout considered him a three-star recruit.
He is a Cincinnati native who played at Winton Woods High. He chose LSU over offers from Florida, Alabama, Georgia and Texas, among others.
As a recruit, Brown dropped a commitment to Florida after the Gators fired Will Muschamp in November 2014. He was recruited by Miami offensive line coach Stacy Searels, then with Virginia Tech, and also held an offer from then-Georgia coach Mark Richt.
His older brother, Aaron, played for Virginia Tech (though not while Searels was there) and was recruited by Auburn and Notre Dame. His cousin is Kansas City Chiefs running back Spencer Ware.
Brown adds needed depth at tackle for the Hurricanes.
Miami signed one offensive tackle in 2016, 6-7, 300-pound Tre Johnson (who is not expected to play this year), and has a 2017 commitment from four-star Navaughn Donaldson. Five-star Alabama commit Alex Leatherwood has expressed a strong interest in the Hurricanes.
Miami’s current starting left tackle is Trevor Darling, a junior. The starting right tackle is redshirt junior Sunny Odogwu. Miami’s preseason depth chart listed one second-string tackle, sophomore Tyree St. Louis (as Darling’s backup).